i'm harris falkner, a busy week ahead, the presidential debate tuesday 8:55 eastern here on fox, tune it in don't miss seconds. it starts at 9 p.m. straight up eastern. huckabee, give me four, four seconds. have a fabulous week. >> on huckabee. >> how thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through? >> officials in charge of protecting our embassy in libya asking for more security. >> it was abundantly clear, we were not going to get resources until the aftermath. we were fighting a losing battle. >> congressman patrick meehan on the administration's failure to fail to protect americans in hostile territory. and-- >> we did not know they wanted more security. what did joe know and what was so funny at thursday's debate. >> and former house speaker newt gingrich with his take on
vice-presidential showdown and what he expects from obama versus romney round two. >> ladies and gentlemen, mike huckabee. [applause] >> thank you, thank you very much. and welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. just days after the uprising at the egyptian embassy and the trerrorist attack in benghazi, four americans, including an ambassador was murdered i looked you in the eye and said, your government lied to you. the reaction from the left was swift and brutal. accusing me of playing loose with the facts. and of politicizing a tragedy. well, i said then and i continue to say, our government has lied to us and has engaged in a systematic and deliberate coverup. while i do have friends in the intelligence community and military, it wasn't those relationships that gave that thought to me. that just confirmed what was oeb --
obvious to everyone, except the obama administration, which continued to embarrass itself by trotting out people to make the recollection assertion that these attacks were a spontaneous reaction to a 30 minute video about muhammad. and congress hearings with people under oath, our embassy begged for embassy and over 200 security issues. the ambassador himself requested more security. and those pleas were ignored. we have a clearer picture of what happened, but we still don't know why. was there such a dogged determinenation to prove that al-qaeda and the taliban was no longer a threat, that we would risk the security of our own people with fingers crossed hoping that nothing would happen? well, one person who clearly understands the ongoing threat
is laura logan, the courageous cbs veteran reporter savagely attacked by a group of thugs during the so-called arab spring uprising. and speaking this week in chicago, she had this to say. >> i knew that we were being lied to and i knew that the american people were being manipulated. and when it comes to issues that i care about, issues of national security, i don't think that politics should deck tate the national security policy and i don't know a journalist that likes being lied to. >> she said that the new crop are moderate, kinder, gentler, that kind of taliban, she said is nonsense, pushed by taliban apologists and warned our leaders are being arrogant not listening to what our enemies say, but in making up their own script. and she hopes that measured
america will the deaths of those in libya, and not attacked on our own soil, that's the only message they understand. her comments are not political, they're based on observation and her personal experience. the reason that this is a violent course is that if our government will lie to us about benghazi, they'll lie to us about neg and everything. it's a political consequences from this administration are more important than the personal consequences to you and your family, then we have to believe that this election is not j us a choice democrats and republicans, it's between an america that's owned for the people and served by the politicians, or one that is owned by the government to deserve to be served by the people. that's the choice. [applause] this week, state department officials in libya
gave astonishing testimony before congress that they needed more security, asked the state department for it, and were denied. this is eric nordstrom about a phone call that he had with the regional director. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response was, you're asking for the sun, moon and the stars. and my response toham is jim, i said, jim, you know what makes it most frustrating about this assignment, not the hardships, not the gunfire, not the athletes, it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me and i added it by saying for me the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> mike: amazing words. well, pennsylvania congressman and former federal prosecutor patrick meehan is on the oversight committee and one who was asking questions at that hearing. congressman, thanks for being with us today. >> thank you, governor.
>> mike: when you were in those hearings, i know you were there as a congressman, but you've had years of distinguished service record as a federal prosecutor. you're used to interrogating people. what is your sense how high up this information chain goes. >> it goes very high, to the highest levels of the state department. what you have is an unusual circumstance where you have strong misrepresentations on both sides of an incident. on the front end, whether or not they were aware, it made justice about the entire situation and in lib ga, and benghazi in particular. there was clear and uncontroverted testimony this were going up and they were told to stifle them. don't request more security because you're not going to get it. on the back end shall the
gross misrepresentations in the aftermath, what what is happening and as people know, it was nerve shated it w-- it was due to a video. we have gross misrepresentations on both ends, what concerns me is the lack of accountability here, what you're beginning to see as finger pointing, it's somebody else's responsibility and the failure for those in washington to listen to those on the ground who really know what's going on and be responsive to their clues instead of telling them what's going on from washington. it's kind of a paradigm for a lot of what seems going on in our government today. >> mike: the vice-president says he nor the president knew anything about a report indicating there was a request for more security. some of us find that hard to believe. we know they didn't attend the
security meeting, but the suggestion is that others downstream, primarily in the intelligence community, including secretary of state hillary clinton did know that she's responsible for not passing it on. my question is, do you plan to bring the secretary of state before the committee and put her under oath and ask her what does she know and when did she know it? >> well, there's certainly a clear interest in getting to that point. what you're seeing is the intelligence community now being laid out to dry as if somehow they are the ones responsible. when in fact, there was clear information that would have had a pre prudent person second guess whether we would rely on whether this was driven by a video. so the idea that they could still be five days later having a u.n. ambassador out on the national tv programs claiming the video was a motivating factor when among before that there was strong
indications and the conclusion that you heard the km that day from a chief within 24 hours, it was his conclusion, a dominated issue. and who is talking to the state department and the real lack of accountability. as if somehow you can have set up an ivory tower and have no responsibility for what's going on. and a misrepresentation i consider to be a gross misrepresentation, by the vice-president that they didn't know anything about requests, again, if you cheese your ears, how you're not accountable. i don't buy it. >> mike: there are consulates all over the world, embassies all over the world and i understand, thousands, literally of reports that might bubble up. after the event, it seems inconceivable that the president of the united states was unaware of the fact that we're obvious to the
intelligence community. how could he have not known and if he didn't know, who kept that information from him? >> governor, that's the beauty of inquiry, you ran a government and i understand and i think particularly where there's notice and now you should be getting real time reports from the -- that's accurate and actual information. this is the same paradigm we're seeing in fast and furious where the response is, well, we didn't know anything about it. and you can't be able to be held unaccountable because you choose not to listen to those who have information to bring to you. and i'm being kind when i say choose not. i think there's a duty of responsibility when something's that significant that has to be one of the most important things the federal government was responding to at that moment and for them to say that they aren't aware of the circumstances, suggest you be--
one of two things. >> and kongman, i appreciate you being here and being on the committee, congressman. [applause]. with the election just over three weeks away, will benghazi-gate have an impact on the presidential race? newt gingrich will answer that when we come back. stay with us. >> i'd like to hear from you, go to my website, mike huckabee.com. tell us what you think on the leave feedback or sign up my my page, that and more at mike huckabee.com.
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(applause) >> our next guest is a very distinguished republican member of congress who was the speaker of the house. he understands how these congressional investigations go. and i'm anxious to get his perspective on that and many other things and that's why he's here. please welcome former house speaker newt gingrich.
[applause] >> i want to get to the heart of this investigation that's going on in congress. how plausible is it that the president of the united states was unaware of requests or security in one of the hottest places on our diplomatic map, libya? >> well, let me say, first of all, that i think it's very plausible that this president didn't know anything before the attack because he had been skipping 60% of the briefings, so it strikes me as very, very likely that obama didn't have a clue, and that biden didn't have a clue. it's inconceivable in 48 hours that they didn't know what was going on. i want to start there. clearly they had sent a signal, the state department is the one to put in four stations volts and bought volts to go to europe and found money to send marines to
islands in the caribbean and guarding, i assume, against drunk vacationers on friday night, but couldn't find any money for benghazi, and i think that's because obama had this fantasy, having killed bin laden, he could claim they had defeated al-qaeda and he didn't want to deal with and he's consciously going to be honest about the level of the threat. i thought the line that the cbs correspondent had earlier, a tremendously powerful opening to the show and i thought that segment you did with her, and then with the congressman meehan, an amazing capture of where we are. and she said something i'd never heard before that's pretty accurate and repeated by the state department official who testified, and that is that when he said the taliban in his mind is inside the government, and i think that she used the phrase taliban apologists. i think that administration is dedicated to a belief that
islam can never be wrong and it's always the with he is that did something bad and therefore, it's always a surprise to them when something bad happens. meanwhile, in the real world, there are radicals who hate us, get up every morning trying to figure out how to kill us. there was a single thing on the 10th of september, and leaving al-qaeda a key libyan leader why don't you get even on the 11th. we know that, they picked it up. nothing was said about it. the ambassador we learned from his diaries was worried about death threats and asking for security. we know now on the record that they were asking for security. and bothers me, i don't want to use a watergate, i don't want to talk about benghazi-gate and trivialize it. four americans were killed. imagine the terrors of the five hours, a five hour attack. if we'd been prepared with rapid reaction forces the ambassador would be alive today. if we'd been prepared by
sending in marines beforehand the ambassador would be alive today. this is much worse than watergate. nobody died at watergate and i think that it's inconceivable that the vice-president of the united states would go on the national debate and willfully and deliberately lie to the american people, and that's what he did. there's no excuse, it's 32 days later, there's no excuse and joe biden went out of his way to lie to the american people and i think it's dishonorable and the capacity of self-government when your leading officials lie to you. >> mike: mr. speaker, the other side says we're trying to politicize this, if it weren't an election year that we wouldn't be as interested with it. i personally take umbrage to it. and if this were the bush administration and they claim that they had no idea even after the event that this was a terrorist attack and it took them weeks to come to that
conclusion when everybody else on the globe seemed to know it, i'd like to believe with all my heart that i'd be just as outraged. i think this election though is going to be incredibly important moment to determine do we want our government to continue to engage in this type of activity where they just won't level with us? >> look, i would say to our liberal apologists, tell it to the families of the four people who were killed. explain to them why it's okay to lie about the death of their loved ones. i think it's -- told you how sec the system has gotten, that anything to protect obama is okay, no matter how dishonorable and you saw it again with the vice-president the other night when he lied about the war on religion and the attack on catholic hospitals and things where he was just totally false in what he was saying. but it's an embarrassment to have a vice-president of the united states be that deliberately dishonest with the american people e well, i want you to stay with me.
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(applause) >> we're back with former house speaker newt gingrich. now joined by his wife calista, written a new children's book "land of the pilgrim's pride", thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> mike: you guys have experienced what i think, mitt romney and paul ryan are experiencing now in a very profound way, that is that the media, can i say it charitybly, don't always play it even, would it be a fair assessment. >> absolutely.
>> mike: you've experienced it and seen it and how do you confront that? what do you do when you know the media has cooked the story to mack you look bad and the other side look good. >> it happens all the time. you need to focus on the positive and you know you're telling the truth and you know the message that needs to be conveyed and you need to just stay the course. >> mike: mr. speaker, do you think the debate was a game changer either way for the governor or ryan, the first one i think we agree it was. >> aggressive and effective romney and obama didn't show up. it was one of his national security weekends. [laughter] >> so, i mean, first of all, i talked about it before and she made the point that if romney was as effective there as with me he'd be fine. he was more effected and nobody could have predicted the empty suit exhausted and incompetent that obama was, that's a very different event.
i think the biggest thing and known paul since he became to washington. the biggest thing, here was a guy two years old when biden was elected to the u.s. senate and he spent 90 minutes as his equal and i think that there's no question that paul ryan comes out of there as a bigger person than the guy who walked in that room and in addition, i think that biden lied so much and was so weird, i mean, it was sort of a-- no, no, it was the vice-president as bozo the clown (laughter) so, i think -- [applause] >> if you watch what's happening now is the things that biden said that are false and the media to their credit this time the media is not letting go of the story. calista, you have written a children's book and it seems to be very needed now to sort of help young americans understand something of their history. if politicians aren't telling us the truth and the school
textbooks and recent textbooks show there's almost a process to get rid of almost all of the history of the united states and act as if there wasn't a revolutionary war or even a civil war, you've written a book to help kids understand who they are as americans. >> that's right. >> mike: why is that important? >> it's so important that children understand where we are, and my book "pilgrim's pride", learning about the 13 colonies. the period of colonial america is important and important for the kids know this. >> mike: and what do kids don't know about american exceptionalism, they grow up with a different perspective than they ought to have. >> that's what i write, our kids know why we are such a special nation. when you look at recent
surveys, it's frightening. majority of fourth graders couldn't identify jamestown as our first english settlement. most fourth graders don't know why the pilgrims came from england and less than a third of 8th graders can explain why the colonies fought england. >> mike: well, i think it's a wonderful opportunity for families to sit down with their kids and read a book and learn american history and by the way, all the members of our studio audience will get a copy of calista's new children's book. thank you for writing the book and being here today. >> thank you, governor. >> mike: mr. speaker. [applause] >> the administration knew the benghazi embassy attack with as the work of a terrorist and kept blaming it on a video. now, president obama's reelection team says the only reason that it's even an issue is because mitt romney is
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it having major flight delays. i'm harris falkner, for the news when you want it at foxnews.com. the most powerful name in news, you know it, fox. >> if you'd like to comment on tonight's show, e-mail us at huck email@example.com. >> mike: the obama administration has been under fire for the coverup of the benghazi terrorist attacks and this week the reelection deputy campaign manager deputy cutter has been trying to deflect the heat by accusing the romney-ryan ticket for political gain. we'll start with her comments with bret baier. >> i was asked why it became such a political circus, who was the first person to respond to the libya attack? it was mitt romney, and it was political by national news organizations asked to apologize ands' continued to
attack the president on the response to libya. >> mike: it's absolutely beyond comprehension that a person with a straight face could get on a national news program and credibly attempt to say that the reason that all of this interest in benghazi as well as egypt and the uprising that resulted in the death of four americans is because mitt romney took attention to it. if mitt romney is that powerful, no doubt he should be the president of the united states of america. [applaus [applause] >> las vegas casino owner steve winn, who has described himself as a democrat in the past says he's had enough of the president's attempts to vilify the rich. >> i'll be damned if i want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. i'm a job creator, guys like me are job creators and don't like having a bulls eye
painted on our back and the president has tried to put himself between me and my employees. >> how? >> by class warfare and calling a group, billionaires and millionaires that don't give their share. i gave 120% of my salary and bonus away to charities as i do most years. i can't stand the idea of being demagogued, that's put down by a president who hasn't created any jobs and doesn't understand how the economy works. >> mike: what do you add to that? it's pretty blunt. you know what steve winn is saying that i've heard many say, the resentment is not just being den graded by the president, but by the fact he doesn't seem to understand how jobs get created in the first place. not by a government grant, not by some government stimulus program, but by people who have the guts to take the risk to start a business and often taking every dime of personal savings and mortgaging their house, putting everything they've ever owned and hoped
to own on the line to get the bank loan to create a business and if it fails, uncle sugar is not there to bail them out and make it feel better. they have to suck it up and start all over again. some of them, not many, but some end up being successful and pay taxes through the gazoo all of their lives and created work and every week sweat it 0 ut-- out if they'll make the payroll. and when the president denigrates the millionaires and billionaires they tend to pay, that 10% of the population pay the tax burden in the conduct. i can understand why he's unhappy and telling their employees, if you want to keep your job you need to hope that the president doesn't keep his. if you're determined that he's got to keep his, you better be
prepared to lose yours. [applause] >> the biggest headline of the week came out of thursday's vice-presidential debate not so much what the candidates said, but about joe biden's antics. throughout the debate the vice-president continuously smiled and laughed and even while his opponent was speaking and even laughed on serious matters like iran's nuclear threat. >> and thank heavens we have these sanctions in place, in spite of their opposition and given 20 wavers to this sanction and all i have to point to are the results. they're four years closer toward a nuclear weapon. and in that case-- (laughter) >> you know, i think if i'd been paul ryan i would have stopped in mid sentence, i would have let silence bring the entire room including joe biden if possible silent. mr. vice-president, apparently the rest of us aren't in on what's so incredibly funny about iran getting a nuclear weapon because mr. vice-president while you're laughing and smiling and thinking this is a great,
great moment to laugh at, let me assure you that there are husbands and wives who are tucking their children into bed in israel tonight, who are wondering if they're going to be vaporized if iran gets a nuclear device and i assure you, they're not laughing tonight. please tell us what's so d doggone funny. if the obama biden team doesn't get a second term, the vice-president got himself an audition to get himself another job. [woody woodpecker laughing] >> there's room for voiceover work and hopefully you'll find that out in january. and the president saw his numbers plummet after his debate. and joe biden, did his performance do him any favors? we'll find out when we come
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goodell. and kelly ann conway. good to have you both here. [applause] >> do you think that the demeanor of joe biden, the sneering, the laughter, the indifference, how does that resonate with voters or does it? >> i think it resonates down the line. first of all, vice-presidential debates don't matter what happened in the campaigns, if it did we'd have vice-president benson. remember that debate. you know jack kennedy. >> mike: oh, yeah. >> what we have is a place to put issues up. what biden is trying to do is energize the debate. for the most he made points the problem is his demeanor and style laps over and things like you were viewing was 82 interruptions and it's clear from the polling, that we saw from cnn, that particular groups of people were not pleased with his demeanor and the most important ones to the democrats right now for romney, women, young people, and with two of the
independents, three groups who were put off by it. i thought that ryan missed some opportunities. i thought, but it was his first debate. i thought he could have put biden on his heels on the first benghazi answer, but he didn't. he did a solid debate and did what he needed to do. biden excited his base, but not sure it extended beyond that. >> mike: kelly ann, you've said that biden and obama played into stereotypes in their debates. >> stereotypes for male politician, you don't need a pollster to tell women don't like two kinds of men. one is that obama shows, disinterested, disengaged would rather be somewhere else, not interested in the conversation. >> mike: and a debate like that, kelly ann. >> and let's just say when they do we don't go on the second date and vice-president biden, snarky and the painted on from batman joker smile.
an equivalent of oh, sure, honey, and being on the blackberry and watching sports. i think if you tune the volume down, joe biden was very alienating to many of america's women disproportionately the undecided voters left to persua persuade. this year is so important, there's so much more money, more ads and women in particular were turning on the tv in the comforts of the living room or laptops and having their one-on-one with four candidates and encountered in mitt romney what they were not expecting and saw a barack obama they didn't know existed. the second reason the debates are so important is because people were told for three straight weeks the race was over and i think the irony, of the really full-time campaigning for the mainstream media on behalf of obama had come back ironically to bite them. they were told for three weeks, the race is over, the race is over, the debate
performances for romney, the debate performance for romney meant that much more, it blew away the expectation that the race was over. >> if he had not done well in that debate it may have been a self-fulfill prophesy. i wrote it in the article i wrote, the media doesn't negative campaigning through polls. the news organizations that are broke and spends hundreds of thousands that romney can't win and the state polls and suddenly how silent they've been, very slow on the uptake since the first debate as a matter of coincidence. >> kelly, do you think that the town hall format is going to favor obama more so than romney in the debate this coming week? >> not really, it may favor him more that he got his clock cleaned, i don't think that he learned how to debate in the week. and the reason i know, the president was given the two-- president and governor romney
were given that two minute closing statement and you know, governor, whether you're appealing to voters in arkansas for your talking to the tv or the forensic debating team or asking the boss for raise, when you have two minutes, you look at the man in the mirror, jim lehrer said, your two minutesen and he looked down and said-- and unprepared. and i think he's lacking that joy on the job and in the space of a week, governor, people turn on two debates saw a president who couldn't look up and a vice-president who couldn't shut up. [applause] >> thank you both. and the breast cancer, the search for a cure, says cancer research is suffering under the president's policies. irene frazier joins me next.
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(applause) >> my next guest has been living with breast cancer for 11 years and is undergoing chemotherapy for the 6th time and also the founder of the maureen fraser foundation for women's cancer research. please welcome her back. good to have you back. [applause] >> hopefully-- and by full disclosure, maureen is the wife of the show's producer. and i can't imagine, six times through chemotherapy. what's next? >> well, first of all, have you noticed my new hair? >> i have, it looks terrific. [applause]. >> it does. i'm so happy not to be wearing
a scarf. i can never get the wig to stop itching. as short as it is, i'm happy. i've been fortunate and unfortunate in the last, really, in the last two years i've done most of my chemo a and, they haven't worked so worked for a short time and then won't work and i have to go to another one on another one and you get your hopes up and you get slammed back and you have to say okay, i'll try the next one. so, right now, they're doing something they've done, i hadn't heard about before, but they're going to put me on a male hormone, which is seemed odd, but i guess that this hormone -- my breast cancer is estrogen positive. estrogen causes my breast cancer to grow. so your body, you need to take the ovaries out, and they still have estrogen that seeps
thousand so i think that this hormone is supposed to stop that from happening. >> mike: it's a rollercoaster for your body and your soul and you've been on a different rollercoaster with funding for the foundation and that is because all of the changes that helped policy have really made an impact, and i don't think that most people understand, but explain what's happened with the funding stream to foundations like yours. >> well, those who depend on individuals who aren't big enough. like your susan komen's, they get all of their money from corporate. if you're a small foundation like mine, they-- giving, the individual giving is down 15% since 2009. >> mike: due to the economy or-- >> yeah, of course, absolutely, it is the economy and they're saying it's not going to recover. and that will be the last to recover and happen around 2016
and 2020. so you have to, if you want to survive, come up with other ways to think of making money. and-- >> now, you want to tell me about the bracelets. we've got you here for a reason. >> they're here for a reason and stella and dot is a remarkable company ju, and started the condition and i don't know if the audience knows, it's kind of the tupperware of jewelry. she created this so that women could sell out of their homes and stay home with their kids. they came to us, and hugely successful and came to us, we want you to do a bracelet and have you name it and make other items for the month of october that you'll get the proceeds for and i'm wearing one. this one is so beautiful, i think. and what i love most about it is that it's not pink. i've had it up to here with pink. [laughte
[laughter] >> sorry. >> mike: off we go. >> but this is rose gold and they put it, made it with a feather and they asked me to name it and i named it the hope bracelet because as i growing up. my mom-- your mom always has the catch phrases, where there's life there's hope. >> mike: when people purchase these, proceeds go to help the foundation, to help cancer research. >> exactly. >> mike: so there will be different types of chemotherapy that won't make people sick. >> no, not even that. this is gold, this is what's happening. and it's going to be out in a year and a half and my foundation has put a lot of money into this and made it happen. and when i got cancer, what i was -- what i've been working for is a drug that will replace chemo, that will work and be nontoxic, so, that would be the goal. and it would be a drug that you could live with and would
be able to manage your cancer and you wouldn't die from it. so, this mean that we put in at ucla, they came up with a drug like that. one through phase one trial and went through phase two trial and gang busters doing great and working for all of these women. not allowed to tell the name of the pharmaceutical company, but they took our one million and turned it into a commitment of 190 million. >> mike: wow. [applause] maureen, i hope that-- and go on the website and find the screen to become part of the effort. because there's so many people. every family has been touched. every. >> you're right, there has been. >> there's no exceptions. if there's ways to help with the research to find cures and better ways to help people through the process, it would be a can you feel gift to millions of americans. thank you. >> thank you, governor. >> mike: always, your courage
is amazing. thank you. [applause] >> so, before we go tonight, a personal word. last week, matt turner, the news anchor at little rock's kthb, channel 11 which is the local cbs affiliate in little rock was killed in a car accident south of little rock. he was just 32 years old. he had a wife and 11 month old child. his father gary was a close friend of mine since the time that we were in college together. and gary died of leukemia seven years ago and as gary and i were classmates and our beloved alma mater in arkansas, matt and his wife julie were classmates of both my daughter and daughter-in-law at washtau a generation later. matt was loved by family and friends and respected by peers and by those who he interviewed including me. my prayers go to matt's family, website to offer your support to his family at matt